Jimmy's Blues

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20040831

The writer James Baldwin was one of the giants of twentieth century American literature.

In many ways his essays, plays and novels explored and mirrored aspects of his own life - from growing up in the church in Harlem and fleeing segregated America for Europe to becoming one of the most articulate voices of the civil rights movement.

The writer and critic Darryl Pinckney presents a portrait of James Baldwin in his own words.

20040831

The writer James Baldwin was one of the giants of twentieth century American literature.

In many ways his essays, plays and novels explored and mirrored aspects of his own life - from growing up in the church in Harlem and fleeing segregated America for Europe to becoming one of the most articulate voices of the civil rights movement.

The writer and critic Darryl Pinckney presents a portrait of James Baldwin in his own words.